May 24th, 2010
12:30 PM ET
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Diane

    I think President Obama and SecState Clinton should issue Letters of Marque to U.S. ships to legally combat the Somali and other pirates that threaten U.S. shipping: just like during the War of 1812. Take the burden off the U.S. Navy. My ggg grandfather was a successful privateer from mid 1812 to the end of 1814, and returned to being a merchant sea captain after the war. Navy combat veterans partnered with seamen familiar with the areas the pirates are cruising would be ideal for the role of 21st century privateers.

    May 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm |